PTO Bulletin

Shepherd PTOPTO Bulletins

Hi Mustang families,
Enjoy a GREAT Spring Break…but don’t forget to buy your Gala & Auction tickets before you go…and sign up for the May 18-19 Camping Trip!
Shepherd Gala & Auction – Sat, May 4
BEFORE YOU LEAVE FOR SPRING BREAK…GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!
AND YOU MIGHT WIN THE SHEPHERD HOODIE IF YOU ARE LUCKY TICKET #100!
Buy tickets: https://events.handbid.com/auctions/sespta-spring-gala-2019
YOUR SUPPORT HELPS US RAISE MONEY TO DO THINGS LIKE:

  • Fund a field trip for every grade level this year
  • Provide more than $200 of supplies/materials/equipment for each teacher at Shepherd
  • Help teachers go the “extra” mile to do special in-class learning experiences like the Academic Carnival and Cendrillon, the French play
  • Help with school-wide activities like Field Day and School Beautification Days
  • Put on School/Community Events like Fall Fest, Jazz Night, Movie Nights, Camp Fair, and the Health and Wellness Fair
    Shepherd Elementary Camping Trip – Sat, May 18
    We’ll be heading to Cunningham Falls in Thurmont, MD on the morning of Saturday, May 18th then heading back to civilization on the afternoon of the 19th. We will organize a hike to the waterfall on Saturday afternoon, a campfire that evening, and one more activity on Sunday morning.
    All children must be accompanied by an adult responsible for them and families must book their own campsites. To reserve your site go to: https://parkreservations.maryland.gov/CunninghamFallsStatePark.
    To ensure the we are all in the same area, please reserve a site on the Elderberry or Deer Spring loops. These two adjacent loops have about 20 tent sites available. They will fill up fast, so please book your site now. Campgrounds around DC fare in high demand.
    Keep in mind that each tent site allows for 2 cars and 6 people so families can join up and share a site. No pets are allowed, but toys like bikes, scooters, and footballs are encouraged.
    To help us organize, after you’ve reserved a site, please let us know you are coming by adding your name and site # to this Google sheet. Please also note in the Google sheet if you have camping equipment to share, and or space in your car for a ride share.
    Thanks to Derek and Shelly Musgrove for coordinating!
    Galley Restaurant Week – April 28-May 4 Galley Foods has partnered with Shepherd Elementary for a school fundraiser. Galley empowers you to eat well on your schedule, with freshly prepared fully cooked dinner made from scratch every day and delivered right to your door. Order dinner this week from April 28th to May 4th and include #SHEPHERD in the delivery instructions to give 20% of your order back to our local community school. Try Galley and support our school today!
    Other Important Upcoming Dates
    April 12 – Box Tops Class Contest Winners in Ms. Carney, Mrs. Holt and Ms. Lewis’ classes to meet the Georgetown University mascot!
    April 15-19 – Spring Break/No School
    April 24 – PTA meeting at 6:30 pm
    April 26 – Academic Carnival
    April 28 – School Spring Clean Up – 10 am
    Week of April 28-May 3 – Galley Restaurant Week for Shepherd PTA
    May 4 – 15th Annual Shepherd Auction and Gala at Bobby Van’s Grill
    May 6-24 – PARCC testing for 3rd-5th graders
    May 15 – PTA meeting; PTA officer and LSAT member elections
    May 18-19 – Shepherd family camping trip
    May 20 – Teacher Breakfast by 5th grade families
    May 27-28 – Memorial Day/Parent Teacher Conferences – No School
    June 3 – International Day
    June 7 – 5th grade graduation
    June 11 – Field Day (rain date is June 12)